Higher Education in Boston

Higher Education in Boston

Holworthy Gate to Harvard Yard

Holworthy Gate to Harvard Yard

John Harvard, Namesake of Harvard University

John Harvard, Namesake of Harvard University

In following with the established tradition of higher education in England, the Puritans established a college in 1636, that would be chartered 14 years later in 1650, that strived to emulate the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge. Much like the grammar schools of the New World took much of their inspiration from those of the old, so too did Harvard College follow suit in curriculum and structure as the universities of old.

View of Harvard Yard

View of Harvard Yard